Marylou Grif…, Other/Just Looking in New Haven, CT

What kind of neighborhood is the Lake Maggorie Shores area? I am concerned about safety and the overall state

Asked by Marylou Griffin, New Haven, CT Sun Aug 9, 2009

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Elaine Cloud…, Agent, South Pasadena, FL
Tue Aug 11, 2009
Marylou --

Here's a link to the City of St Petersburg (FL) website with information about Lake Maggiore Shores neighborhood (there's a neighborhood association, apparently, but I couldn't find a web site):
http://www.stpete.org/neighborhoods/nnlms.asp

The best advice a professional Realtor can give a buyer is to visit neighborhoods you are considering first hand. Drive around. Park and get out of the car. Walk around. Go into shops. Talk to the people who live there. If you are not familiar with an area, finding neighborhoods is just one of the many services an experienced local Realtor can provide.

As a buyer, you should engage the services of a Realtor to help you in your search. Realtors must abide by a Code of Ethics, and are required to take a minimum of 2 1/2 hours of Ethics Code training every four years to be in compliance and keep their licences current.

According to our Code of Ethics, Realtors cannot issue an opinion about the "kind of neighborhood" but can give you access to reports about amenities, schools, demographics and other statistics.

Among the Duties to the Public in the Code are the following articles:

When involved in the sale or lease of a residence, REALTORS® shall not volunteer information regarding the racial, religious or ethnic composition of any neighborhood nor shall they engage in any activity which may result in panic selling, however, REALTORS® may provide other demographic information.

and

When not involved in the sale or lease of a residence, REALTORS® may provide demographic information related to a property, transaction or professional assignment to a party if such demographic information is (a) deemed by the REALTOR® to be needed to assist with or complete, in a manner consistent with Article 10, a real estate transaction or professional assignment and (b) is obtained or derived from a recognized, reliable, independent, and impartial source. The source of such information and any additions, deletions, modifications, interpretations, or other changes shall be disclosed in reasonable detail.

The Code is lengthy, but if you are interested in reading it, use this link:
http://www.realtor.org/mempolweb.nsf/pages/code

A short explanation of why there is a Code of Ethics and what it means to consumers can be found here:
http://www.realtor.org/realtororg.nsf/pages/codeofethics-con…

If you are planning a trip to our lovely area to look at property, please give me a call well before your trip so I can arrange a tour of homes suitable for your needs. Some visitors wait until they arrive which doesn't alow time to create a targeted search and get permissions to access properties.

In the meantime, feel free to learn some more about the area by using the link below.

Happy hunting!

Elaine Cloud Goller, Realtor
Taking the drama out of real estate!

Keller Williams Realty - Gulf Coast
6400 4th Street North
St Petersburg FL
ecgoller@yahoo.com
(727) 235-8719
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